Dr. Albert-László Barabási is a world renowned network researcher. His pioneering research area is the model of scale-independent networks with preferential connections. The Barabási-Albert model created and developed under his leadership is internationally referred to as the BA-model. It is a fundamental model among others for studying social networks.
After obtaining his PhD, László began his career at the Thomas J. Watson's Research Center of IBM in 1994, and since 1995 he has been working as a university professor. First, he was a professor at Notre Dame University, Indiana, and later at Boston University, Harvard and the Central European University.
Dr. Albert-László Barabási is from Hargita County in Transylvania. He graduated from the University of Bucharest, obtained his master's degree in physics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, while his PhD was earned at the University of Boston. He has been a member of the American Physical Society since 2003, and a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2004.